How Are In-plants Moving Forward?
As we emerge from two very challenging years, some in-plants are beginning to worry that business conditions and production volumes are not improving or increasing quickly enough. While the staff is returning to work, most business conditions are not improving.
“We learned recently that one university in-plant survived the last two years by consolidating staff, cross-training everyone, and performing more like a nimble, small commercial company where all staff did all tasks,” writes Howie Fenton in his new blog. In it, he discusses the motivation, previous in-plant consolidation trends, and some thoughts to consider if you need to plan for the consolidation of staff or services. Read his full blog here.
Bob has served as editor of In-plant Impressions since October of 1994. Prior to that he served for three years as managing editor of Printing Impressions, a commercial printing publication. Mr. Neubauer is very active in the U.S. in-plant industry. He attends all the major in-plant conferences and has visited nearly 170 in-plant operations around the world. He has given presentations to numerous in-plant groups in the U.S., Canada and Australia, including the Association of College and University Printers and the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association. He also coordinates the annual In-Print contest, co-sponsored by IPMA and In-plant Impressions.